This is My Place
Carving out a sense of existence and belonging in Japanese Cinema
(Online Special - Free to view)
19 February to 10 March 2021
Not Quite Dead Yet
Ichido shindemita, 一度死んでみた)
Nanase (HIROSE Suzu) is a college student with grand aspirations to become Japan’s biggest rock star; a dream which she feels is unsupported by her father (TSUTSUMI Shinichi), a hard-working president of a major pharmaceutical company with whom she has a tumultuous relationship. In fact, Nanase frequently asks him to just “Drop dead!”. One day, while testing a revolutionary drug which causes temporary death, her father obliges. He is soon put in a perilous position when a premature cremation looms and it’s up to Nanase (with the aid of her father’s friendly ghost) to save his corporal version in time for the drug to wear off, allowing him to revive and prevent his company from being stolen.
HAMASAKI Shinji’s first feature film leads us on a barmy supernatural trip, turning the stereotypical love-hate relationship between parents and their children on its head in this entertaining race against time.
2020/93 min/English Subtitles
Friday, 26 February from 18:00 (GMT) – 48 hour rental window
Sunday, 7 March from 10:00 (GMT) – 48 hour rental window
A Message from the Director – HAMASAKI Shinji
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Director: HAMASAKI Shinji
Cast: HIROSE Suzu, YOSHIZAWA Ryo, TSUTSUMI Shinichi